The Ghosts of Borley Rectory (2021) DVD Review – A Scary Time?

I think it’s time for a DVD review, mainly due to the fact The Ghosts of Borley Rectory is only available on that format. I love a good ghost story and Borley Rectory was supposedly Britain’s most haunted location.

Having previously reviewed Ashley Thorpe’s excellent Borley Rectory (2017) on blu-ray a few years ago how does this other low budget horror film, The Ghosts of Borley Rectory (2021) fair? Well its cast list consists of a few familiar faces.

The DVD came out on 11th October 2021 released by Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment. I watched it just before Halloween!

  • The Ghosts of Borley Rectory (2021)
  • Genre: Horror
  • Directed by Steven M. Smith
  • Running Time: 80 mins
  • UK Rating 15
  • Discs: 1
  • Released by Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
  • DVD Released 11th October 2021
The Ghosts of Borley Rectory

Plot

Harry Price takes on a six month lease at Borley Rectory in an attempt to discover if the stories of its haunting are true. He assembles a team and goes about the investigation using the latest scientific methods for 1930’s.

Style / Direction

Director Steven M. Smith does his best to inject a bit of momentum into proceedings but it still feels a little too slow going. Clearly a low budget affair The Ghosts of Borley Rectory (2021) is pretty well shot with decent use of the camera and different angles.

The Ghosts of Borley Rectory

Music / Audio Effects

The music is provided by Darren Wonnacott and it does a reasonable job of conveying the horror moments.

Acting / Characters

There are plenty of familar faces on show such as Christopher Ellison, Colin Baker and Toyah Willcox.

The Ghosts of Borley Rectory
Cast
  • Toby Wynn-Davies as Harry Price
  • Julian Sands as Lionel Foyster
  • Colin Baker as Charles Sutton
  • Christopher Ellison as Basil Payne
  • Toyah Willcox as Estelle Roberts
  • Reece Putinas as Mark Kerr-Pearse
  • Leila Kotori as Marianne Foyster
  • Louisa Warren as Helen Glanville
  • Richard Harfst as Sidney Glanville
  • Lee Hancock as Roger Glanville
  • Primrose Bigwood as Marie
  • David Warren as Rev. Henning
  • Matthew Pullum as Inspector Clay
  • J. Taviner as Orderly Medic
  • Nicholas Taviner as Orderly Medic

Conclusion: The Ghosts of Borley Rectory (2021) Film Review

I found The Ghosts of Borley Rectory (2021) a little hard going at times. That said it did have a few decent moments of filmmaking and horror. It’s a low budget offering and so I think it does quite well in trying to telling the story for the most part given those restraints.

It certainly not for everyone but if you are interested in the stories of hauntings at Borley Rectory it’s certainly worth a look. Personally I preferred Ashley Thorpe’s Borley Rectory from 2017, that one nails the atmosphere in a really unique filmmaking style.

The Ghosts of Borley Rectory

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Conclusion: The Ghosts of Borley Rectory DVD Review

Unfortunately The Ghosts of Borley Rectory is only available on DVD. The extras included two deleted scenes and the film trailer.

The Ghosts of Borley Rectory

On to my movie rating for The Ghosts of Borley Rectory (2021)

MOVIE RATING: OK

DVD RATING: VERY GOOD


Amazon UK Links

The Ghosts of Borley Rectory (2021) is available now on DVD.

The Ghosts of Borley Rectory

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Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip may not be representative of the DVD version

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Summary: The Ghosts of Borley Rectory (2021) DVD Review
The Ghosts of Borley Rectory

Movie title: The Ghosts of Borley Rectory (2021)

Duration: 80 mins

Director(s): Steven M. Smith

Actor(s): Toby Wynn-Davies, Julian Sands, Colin Baker, Christopher Ellison, Toyah Willcox

Genre: Horror

  • Movie Rating
  • DVD Rating
3.3

Summary

Has a few decent moments of filmmaking & horror

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